A well-drafted contract is the best method of avoiding disputes over contract-related issues. In this session, you will learn the fundamental principles of effective contract drafting with an emphasis on drafting agreements that meet the parties’ needs and anticipate potential legal problems. This program will also help attendees understand how to critically review and interpret contract language. Participants will receive practical tips and strategies for dealing with contracts in a variety of contexts.
Susan Chesler is a faculty member at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law where she teaches Legal Method and Writing, Legal Advocacy, and Contract Drafting and Negotiating. Professor Chesler’s scholarship focuses primarily on the application of narrative techniques to transactional drafting, and she frequently presents at national and regional conferences on teaching transactional skills, professionalism, contract drafting, and other legal writing topics. Professor Chesler is an active member of a variety of professional organizations focusing on teaching skills and promoting the use of plain language in the practice of law. She is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section and often presents Continuing Legal Education seminars to practicing lawyers on legal writing, contract drafting, and negotiations. Before becoming a professor, she practiced law in a variety of subject matter areas.
The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement This activity may qualify for up to 2.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 2.0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.
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